I hope you can excuse my absence from last week, as you know, The Grammy's were on at the same time and that turned out so well. So, The Walking Dead is back, finally! Shane is still crazy, Rick is starting to man up and Glenn is still adorable. He, along with Rick and Hershel find themselves in a middle of a gunfight, but we'll get to that in a bit.
When we left the group last year, Sophia had been found dead and in the barn with a number of other walkers. Shane decides to put them out of their supposed misery and shoot them all, including her. Andrea stops the walker that used to be Hershel's wife from biting her daughter Beth, with an axe to the head. This causes her to collapse in the kitchen and then go catatonic. The only person who can properly take care of her has gone off into town at the bar, Rick and Glenn go to bring him back. The group gets together to bury the dead, including Sophia and Dale takes it upon himself to warn Lori about Shane and his recent behavior. Because that's what Dale does now. At the bar, Rick tries to get Hershel to come back with them because Beth is sick. He reasons that it's her way of dealing with her mom's first death. Then two men walk into the bar, looking for more than just drinks. Things get tense pretty quick when the two guys insist they be taken back to the farm with them. Rick ain't having it and beats one of them to a gun, shooting them both before they have a chance to harm one of them.
Lori, who set off in Maggie's car to look for Rick, wakes up in a ditch with walkers clawing at the windows. She manages to escape and kill them. At the farm, the group worries about where she and everyone else is. Poor Carl cries at the thought of losing his parents, just after he lost Sophia. Shane eventually finds her walking along the side of the road and being the crazy person he is gets to come with him by lying and telling her Rick is back at the house. There they accidentally reveal to Carl that he's going to have a sibling soon, although he seems to be the only one excited about it at this point. Shane is almost too sure that the baby is his and that he must protect it and Lori, which disturbs her and me. He also believes that their brief affair happened because she loves him. Yikes.
Back at Cheers, Rick, Hershel and Glenn are fighting off a gang of survivors who have come looking for their friends. They shoot at them while they try to get back to the car, but one of them injures himself by falling onto a fence, impaling his leg. At this point I'm thinking they should just leave this guy and stop wasting bullets, but they help him out instead by bring him back to the farm to care for his leg.
On top of Beth's illness, here's another person they have to take care of: Daryl is slowly losing it, yelling at Carol about Sophia. I know he cares about her and just needs to get his anger out but damn dude! Lori talks to Rick about Shane being crazy and his feelings for her, but he brushes if off like "Oh baby, you know that's just how Shane is."
Even though the shootout at the Not OK Corral was a bit of action, I have to agree with our friend Anderson Cooper, less talking, more shooting zombies! Otherwise, this was a solid episode and next week's should be even better.
Written by: Brittani